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SECT. III.

CH. 4. receiveth wages, and gathereth the fruits for eter

nal life, that both the sower and the reaper may 37 rejoice together. For herein the proverb is veri38 fied, One soweth, and another reapeth.' I

send you to reap that whereon ye have bestowed no labour: others laboured ; and ye get posses.

sion of their labours. 39 Now many Samaritans of that city believed in

him on the testimony of the woman who said, He 40 told me all that ever I did.' When, therefore,

they came to him, they besought him to stay with 41 them, and he stayed there two days. And many

more believed because of what they heard from 42 himself; and they said to the woman, It is not now

on account of what thou hast reported, that we believe; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is truly the Saviour of the world,

the Messiah. 43 After the two days Jesus departed and went to Mat. 13; 57. 44 Galilee [but not to Nazareth]; for he had him- Mar. 6;

Lu. 4; 24: · self declared that a prophet is not regarded in his 45 own country. Being come into Galilee, he was

well received by the Galileans, who had seen all
that he did at Jerusalem during the festival ; for

they likewise attended the festival. 46 Then Jesus returned to Cana of Galilee, where ch.2; 1:

he had made the water wine. And there was a

certain officer of the court, whose son lay sick at Lu. 4; 14. 47 Capernaum, who, having heard that Jesus was

come from Judea into Galilee, went to him, and
entreated him to come and cure his son who was

Mat. 4: 12.
Mar. 1: 14

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SECT. IV. 48 dying. Jesus said to him, Unless ye see signs and 49 prodigies, ye will not believe. The officer answer50' ed, Come, Sir, before my child die. Jesus repli.

ed, Go thy way. Thy son is well. And the man

believed the word which Jesus had spoken, and went 51 his way. As he was returning, his servants met

him, and acquainted him that his boy was well. 52 He then inquired of them the hour when he began

to mend. They answered, Yesterday, at the se53 venth hour, the fever left him. Then the father

knew that it was the same hour at which Jesus said

to him, Thy son is well ;' and he and all his fa54 mily believed. This second miracle Jesus perform

ed, after returning from Judea to Galilee.

SECTION IV.

THE CURE AT BETH ESDA.

Lev. 23; 2.

V. AFTERWARDS there was a Jewish festival, 2 and Jesus went to Jerusalem. Now there is at

Jerusalem, nigh the sheep-gate, a bath, called in

Hebrew Bethesda , which hath five covered 3 walks. In these lay a great number of sick, blind,

lame, and palsied people waiting for the moving of 4 the water. For an angel at times descended into

41 House of mercy.

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ch. 5. the bath, and agitated the water ; and the first that stepped in, after the agitation of the water, .

was cured of whatever disease he had. 5 Now there was one there who had been diseased 6 eight and thirty years. Jesus, who saw him lying,

and knew that he had been long ill, said to him, 7 Dost thou desire to be healed? The diseased man

answered, Sir, I have nobody to put me into the

bath, when the water is agitated; but while I am 8 going, another getteth down before me. Jesus : said to him, Arise, take up thy couch, and walk. 9 Instantly the man was healed, and took up his

couch, and walked. 10 Now that day was the Sabbath. The Jews Neh. 13; 19.

therefore said to him that was cured, This is the Je

Sabbath. It is not lawful for thee to carry the 11 couch. He answered, He who healed me, said to 12 me, · Take up thy couch and walk. They ask

ed him then, Who is the man that said to thee, 13 · Take up thy couch and walk ?' But he that had

been healed, knew not who it was : for Jesus had

slipt away, there being a crowd in the place. 14 Jesus afterwards finding him in the temple, said

to him, Behold thou art cured ; sin no more, lest 15 something worse befal thee. The man went and

told the Jews that it was Jesus who had cured him. 16 Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought

to kill him, because he had done this on the Sab

bath. 17 But Jesus answered them, As my Father hitherto 18 worketh, I work. For this reason the Jews were

Ch. 5.

SECT. IV. the more intent to kill him, because he had not only

broken the Sabbath, but by calling God peculiarly 19 his Father, had equalled himself with God. Then

Jesus addressed them, saying, Verily verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but

as he seeth the Father do: for what things soever 20 he doth, such doth the Son likewise. For the Fa.

ther loveth the Son, and showeth him all that he

himself doth: nay, and will show him greater works 21 than these, works which will astonish you. For

as the Father raiseth and quickeneth the dead, the 22 Son also quickeneth whom he will: for the Father

judgeth no person, having committed the power of 23 judging entirely to the Son, that all might honour

the Son, as they honour the Father. He that honour.

eth not the Son, honoureth not the Father who sent 24 him. Verily verily I say unto you, He who heareth

my doctrine, and believeth him who sent me, hath

eternal life, and shall not incur condemnation, hav. 25 ing passed from death to life. Verily verily I say

unto you, the time cometh, or rather is come,

when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of 26 God, and hearing they shall live. For as the Fa.

ther hath life in himself, so hath he given to the 27 Son to have life in himself; and hath given him

even the judicial authority, because he is the Son 28 of Man. Wonder not at this; for the time cometh

when all that are in their graves shall hear his voice, Mat. 25; 46. 29 and shall come forth. They that have done good,

shali arise to enjoy life; they that have done evil, 30 shall arise to suffer punishment. I can do nothing

SECT. IV.

ch. 5. of myself; as I hear I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not to please myself, but

to please the Father who sent me. 31 If I Calone] testify concerning myself, my tes32 timony is not to be regarded : there is another

who testifieth concerning me; and I know that 33 his testimony of me ought to be regarded. Ye ch. 1:7, 15.

19; 29. yourselves sent to John, and he bore witness to 34 the truth. As for me, I need no human testimo35 ny; I only urge this for your salvation. He was

the lighted and shining lamp; and for a while ye

were glad to enjoy his light.
36 But I have greater testimony than John's; for

the works which the Father hath empowered me
to perform, the works themselves which I do,

testify for me, that the Father hath sent me. . 37 Nay, the Father who sent me, hath himself at. Mat. 3; 16

tested me. Did ye never hear his voice; or see Lu. 3; 22. 38 his form? Or have ye forgotten his declaration,

that ye believe not him whom he hath commis

sioned ? 39 Ye search the Scriptures, because ye think to 40 obtain, by them, eternal life. Now these also are

witnesses for me; yet ye will not come unto me 41 that ye may obtain life. I desire not honour from 42 men'; but I know you, that ye are strangers to the 43 love of God. I am come in my Father's name,

and ye do not receive me; if another come in his 44 own name, ye will receive him. How can ye be- ch. 12; 43.

lieve, while ye court honour one from another, re-
gardless of the honour which cometh from God
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